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Placement Year Details

Company Sector

  • Sales

Job Title: Technology Services Sales Support

Overall Rated 7.9

10 1

★★★★★★★★☆☆

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The Role

Role Description

Supporting a sales team who sell the services which are attached the products that HP sell.
For me, I have to quote for the kit that needs servicing, applying discounts, making sure that quotes have been given to the customer on time.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

Really enjoying myself! It is definitely worth doing a placement year to break up your studies at Uni. I have learnt many things within the world of business and feel much more prepared for when I finish my studies.

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Rated 0/10

Supporting a sales team is great as you feel like you are part of the team, going out for team meetings and enjoying yourself. The sales people appreciate the work you do for them on a day to day basis, as well as my managers who I sit near.

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

I can always talk to either of my managers on a day to day business - whether it is by phone, face to face or online. I speak to one manager more often and she represents me more, while another manager I report into and work in his department more specifically.

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

It is by no means an easy ride. You can always ask to do other things within the business which is a real opportunity for you to see what elsethere is in such a large company as HP.

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

This is a real job. I have been given many tasks to do. I have had to cover a sales peron's job recently which was different to my normal job.
I have had to speak with customers and create quotes which go out to customers.

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

I can now put to practice many business tools such as SAP that I learnt about during my Uni degree.

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

Once you get to know people around the office it is very enjoyable. There are people you know you can approach and ask stuff to which is nice.

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

At HP there is a dedicated contact who is in charge of the internships. We have had a trip to another HP office in Bristol which she set up so that we all got to know each other more and do team building exercises.

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

There were many training sessions set up for us in the first few months, dedicated to certain activities we do on a regular basis. This was generally covered by the previous interns during the handover phase.

10. What were the perks on your work placement?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare/Dental
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

There is a grad scheme which you have to apply to again. Obviously it is essential to network and build relationships with those at the company.

Other Information

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
★★★★★★★★★★

Rated 10/10

There are 60 ish interns so there are lots of us to live with, go out with and generally be around in the office. Many nights out, meals...

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

I live at home as this is where I am originally from but I go out and it is fairly cheap.

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Rated 8/10

Pretty good although as there are so many interns wherever you are you know you're going to have a good time.

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
★★★★★★★★★

Rated 9/10

HP football intern team is good....led by one of the interns.

16. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?

Working for HP is a massive opportunity so I would definitely recommend applying. There are so many areas and so many people that there would be a worthwhile career at the end.

Final Average Overall Review Ratings

Calculated by combining the answers in each section. Back to Top

  • The Role Overall

    ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
  • The Organisation Overall

    ★★★★★★★★★
  • Everything Else Overall

    ★★★★★★★★★

The final verdict…

On average, this placement student rated HP with a 7.9 star rating average.

★★★★★★★★☆☆

Review 184/184 for HP

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